Laura Sharman 04 September 2020

Third of local areas face secondary school shortage within five years

Third of local areas face secondary school shortage within five years image

A third of local areas in England could run out of secondary school places within five years, new analysis has warned today.

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for councils to be given the power to open more secondary schools or direct academies to meet future demand.

Its analysis shows that by 2025/26, 50 councils areas face not being able to meet demand meaning almost 80,000 young people and their families are at risk of missing out on a place.

Cllr Judith Blake, chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, said: ‘It continues to make no sense for councils to be given the responsibility to plan for school places but then not be allowed to be open schools themselves.

’Councils do not want any families to have to face uncertainty over securing their child’s secondary school. But with the number of pupils is growing at a far faster rate than the number of places available and councils need to be given the powers to help solve this crisis.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Youth & Community Based Commissioner

Essex County Council
£19308 - £19631 per annum
Youth & Community Based Commissioner Permanent, Part Time £19,308 to £19,631 per annum (FTE) Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker - Family Support & Protection Team

Essex County Council
Up to £207 per day + Umbrella
Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. These services will be del England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

District Youth and Community Commissioner in Training

Essex County Council
£25313 - £28001 per annum
District Youth and Community Commissioner in Training Permanent, Full Time £25,313 - £28,001 Per Annum Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker - Early Intervention Team

Essex County Council
Up to £207 per day + Umbrella
*** This is a temporary position to start as soon as possible based at Colchester Hospital ***About the RoleWorking to support adults, and their famil England, Essex, Colchester
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Adults Social Workers - Harlow

Essex County Council
£32065 - £43839 per annum
Working to support adults and their families who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue